Best Hot Springs in Costa Rica

Tabacon Hot Springs

There are scores of hot springs in Costa Rica, but you have to know where to look.  If you prefer the luxuries of a resort style experience, you won't have to look very hard.  But, if you prefer the all natural free version, you'll have to dig a little deeper as most of them are on private property or in protected areas that don't exactly encourage … [Read more...]

Best Costa Rica Sunset

Photo gallery of Costa Rica's best sunsets

Costa Rica may be the easiest place in the world to wake up to a gorgeous sky as the sun rises out of one ocean and enjoy dinner and drinks on the opposite coast as the sun sinks into another ocean.  Because it's so spectacular when the sun drops into the Pacific it's really tempting to choose only beach sunsets but the volcanoes, mountains and … [Read more...]

Discovering Volcanoes, Jungle and Exotic Beaches

Activity Map for Arenal and Manuel Antonio

If you're planning your first trip to Costa Rica, Arenal Volcano and Manuel Antonio are likely on your radar, if not at the top of your list.  And why not?  These are the most famous attractions in Costa Rica after all!  The idea behind the Discovering Volcanoes, Jungle and Exotic Beaches itinerary (hey, we have to call it something ;-) ) is to … [Read more...]

Top Ten Costa Rica Attractions & Points of Interest

Costa Rica Top 10 Points of Interest & Attractions

1. Arenal Volcano - When considering a top 10 list of the most popular attractions in Costa Rica, Arenal Volcano certainly tops the list.  Arenal is a conical volcano that had previously erupted daily from 1968 until 2010, when the lava suddenly stopped flowing.  These days, the sleeping giant looms over the village of La Fortuna, providing an … [Read more...]

Top 10 Things I Love About Costa Rica

Here are the top 10 things I love about Costa Rica. What's at the top of your list?

10) If you get tired of watching the sunrise on the Caribbean, you can drive to the Pacific for the sunset. 9)  There are still plenty of places where there are more monkeys than people. 8)  Arenal Volcano - It’s the only place I know of that you can go canyoning in the morning, rafting in the afternoon and hot springing at night. 7)  Have … [Read more...]